11th Annual Robbie Burns Night at The Rhinecliff
Celebrating the life and art of the legendary poet Robert Burns. A much-anticipated tradition in the Hudson Valley. Featuring the recitation of Burns's poetry, a traditional dinner with the entrance of the haggis, storytelling, songs, and whisky toasts. “It’s all about the party. It’s about good food, entertainment and good company.”
The ceremonies include the requisite Parade or Piping-in of the Haggis, along with the traditional Selkirk Grace, the Toast of the Lassies and the Lassies’ Response for a bit of good-natured battle-of-the-sexes humor. Master piper Jeremy Freeman will play the bagpipes; storyteller Jonathan Kruk and other Special Guests will relate some incidents from the life of Burns; swordsman Neil Roberts will buckle some swash. Participants are encouraged to bring songs, poems and stories by, about and in the spirit of the Bard of Ayrshire. And at the end, everybody joins in singing Auld Lang Syne, in a context where it makes a lot more sense than on New Year’s Eve. See website for complete details. Special overnight room rate available.
Traveling by train? Take Amtrak to the Rhinecliff Station.
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